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I was signed up for the How the West Was Won rally in Colorado for mid-August 2018.  But, the rally was cancelled.  I still have approved vacation that I needed to use and there is no use throwing that back in the pool.  Might as well make the best of it.  So, where to go? […]

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I’ve suffered a brief three week hiatus from riding for one reason or another.  I have some maintenance to perform on the bike and I’m off for two weekends and the week between on a non-riding trip away from my motorcycle.  I really needed to get out on the bike. I didn’t want to just […]

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June 3-4, 2018 I didn’t take much time to plan this one.  I was looking to burn off some stress and bad energy and there is nothing like a BBG to do that.  I had originally though to do one of the out and back trips I have researched before.  I’ve completed two BBGs:  Santa […]

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I have loved owning, riding and wrenching on my KLR and my VStrom over the last few years.  Each has had its ups and downs.  Mostly ups for the VStrom and a lot of hands on for the KLR.  To be fair, the KLR did come to me with a used engine at 8000 miles.  […]

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Sept 10 I’m up at 2:30am Eastern time.  I had put most everything on the bike last night.  I only have one trip of stuff to the bike.  Dressed and packed, I’m at the bike with everything on it by 3:00am.  The GPS is set for the Mobil station at Coney Island.  25 minutes later […]

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Sept 2nd I’ve decided to leave at my default time.  3pm.  Advantage:  One less day of PTO and I get down the road 8 or so hours before putting up for the night.  My goal for tonight is somewhere around Dallas.  Final advantage is that I get through/around Dallas in the wee hours of the […]

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It’s just 3 short weeks to the Not Superman Rally – Coney Island to the Golden Gate Bridge in 50 hours or less.  The weekend is done, work beckons, but the VStrom is ready.  I’ve done everything I know to make it reliable for the trip. My front Shinko 705 had 13,000 miles on it […]

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A nice weekend forecast popped into my weather channel, so I decided to take a three day weekend trip to Montana.  I have a 98 year old Aunt I love to visit with and friends from my childhood there.  A few phone calls to arrange things, last minute prep on the 2005 Suzuki VStrom 650, […]

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I am preparing for a ride across the US, from Coney Island in New York City to the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is this year’s Not Superman Rally.  The ride is 2946 miles and I will be attempting to do this in 50 hours or less. As any athlete knows, you cannot do extreme events […]

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A prerequisite of the Not Superman Rally I’m riding in this September is to have at least one Bun Burner Gold completed and on the books.  The BBG is an Iron Butt Extreme ride.  It is 1500 miles within a single 24 hour period. The entry level ride to the Iron Butt Association is the […]

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